Sparta Speaker Series Fall 2019

Posted By | September 25, 2019 8:09 am

Third floor of the White County Courthouse, on Liberty Square

Programs begin at 7 p.m. CST

Sponsored by Virgin Falls State Natural Area, the Friends of Virgin Falls, And White County

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September 19 – The Adventures of Working with Mules.  Join mule trainer Malcolm Jessup as he shares stories of his travels, and insights into working with mules.

September 26 – Everything You Wanted to Know About a Tree But Was Afraid  to Ask.  Guy Zimmerman, retired from the Tennessee  Division of  Forestry, will speak on forest fires, invasive exotic species, urban forestry, selling timber, tree health and anything you wanted to know about a tree but were afraid to ask.

October  3 – The Ancient Ones of Tennessee, and their Legacies on the Landscapes. Join Mark Tolley of the Tennessee Ancient Sites Conservancy for a look at the diversity and history of this area’s prehistoric Native Americans.

October 10 – Old Sparta Cemetery. – Brenda Templeton and Peggy Hurteau of the White County Heritage Museum will share some of  the long history of  the Old Sparta cemetery.  This area has seen much history besides just being a burial area.

October  17 – Prehistoric Usage of  Caves in the Upper Cumberland Region.  Dr. Joe Douglas from Volunteer State will share insights into the Native Americans’ use of caves.

October 24 – Timber Rattlesnake in Fact and Fiction.  Join Dr. Dan Bryan from Cumberland University as he shares his studies on one of our most fascinating animals.

October 31 – (Halloween – No program)

November 7 – Stories from the Clifty Bridge Area.   Join Michael Hodge, interpretive specialist at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park, as he shares some of the great history of the Clifty Bridge Area, where he was raised

November 14 –Saving, and Sharing the Cumberland’s Folk History. Join Bobby Fulcher, manager of the Cumberland Trail, for a sampling of the Plateau’s folk history and music, and the innovative ways that Bobby and the crew have preserved and continue to share.

November 21 –The Life and Times of Logan Molloy, Federal Prohibition Agent,  1908-1930.    Join Gary Clendenon for a look at the life and times of one of Tennessee’s most talked about revenuers.

November 28 – (Thanksgiving – No Program)

December 5The Land of Falling Waters: a Diversity of Landscape and Plant Life.  Park Manager, Stuart Carroll will explore the geology behind the waterfalls and the biodiversity found in association with this subtle and beautiful areas.

 

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